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About the role

The Post-hospitalisation COVID-19 study (PHOSP-COVID) is a national consortium, led by experts at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust under the umbrella of the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre. PHOSP-COVID seeks to investigate the long terms impacts of COVID-19 on the health outcomes for patients who were hospitalised due to the virus (www.phosp.org).

Based in the Social Science Applied to Healthcare Improvement Research (SAPPHIRE) group of the Department of Health Sciences, you will use social science theory and qualitative methods to undertake work with patients and healthcare professionals about the organisation and delivery of care pathways for patients who had been hospitalised with COVID-19 post their discharge from hospital.

About you
As the ideal candidate you will be educated to PhD level, or be in the process of submitting a PhD, in a relevant social science discipline with significant experience of qualitative research methods. You will have experience of qualitative data analysis and software, ideally NVivo, as well as experience of conducting literature reviews. 
It would be advantageous, but not essential, to have experience of research project management and research in a healthcare settings, with a track record of publications in high quality journals. 
Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made Natalie Armstrong on na144@leicester.ac.uk

Interview date will be Friday 16th October
As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here

Leicester is a leading University committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. The University is ranked within the top 25 UK Universities in all international league tables and we are strongly committed to inclusivity, promoting equality and celebrating diversity among our staff and students. You will develop your career in a supportive and collaborative academic environment in one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities; elite in the excellence of our research, yet distinctive for the genuine synergy between our research and teaching.

We offer a competitive salary package with excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. Located close to Leicester city centre, our award winning campus benefits from a wide range of cafes, a fully equipped sports centre and nursery facilities. Further information regarding our extensive range of staff benefits is available here.